Is Zillow scanning your Gmail for leads?

A real estate agent was recently confused to learn that Zillow’s Premier Agent app was pulling manually entered leads from her Gmail account and prompting her to call leads she generated on her own. 

Windermere acquires 50% of West Coast Commercial Realty

Windermere Real Estate acquired 50 percent of West Coast Commercial Realty (WCCR) to further expand its commercial real estate presence in the Pacific Northwest, the company announced Friday.

Revaluate’s updated ‘likely-to-move’ score touts 36.4% accuracy

Revaluate’s improved predictive analytics can anticipate better than 1 in 3 times (36.4 percent) when a person will need to buy or sell a home within three to six months, according to a press release exclusive to Inman.

Keller Williams gets into iBuying

Keller Williams has been quietly testing an iBuyer program for more than a year in an undisclosed market. Darryl Frost, a spokesperson for Keller Williams, told Inman the company has closed nearly 100 transactions, but it’s not ready to go to market; it’s still in the ideation stage.

Compass raises another $400M

The funding round includes additional participation from Wellington, IVP and Fidelity. To date, Compass has raised $1.2 billion in venture capital funding.

Looking for the perfect gift? Use this survey to make sure you’re on point

How do you know if you are giving the right gift? And when should a gift be given? After a closing? For a client’s birthday? As a thank you? An analysis of 10,000 agent gifts reveals the answers to these questions and more.

Big real estate software vendor Lone Wolf admits to vulnerability, says it’s fixed

Lone Wolf Technologies’ legacy platform loadingDOCS had a security vulnerability that could have potentially exposed stored information to hackers. The company confirmed the vulnerability did exist, but it said according to an internal study, no data w…

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman: There’s too much money in real estate

Glenn Kelman, Redfin’s CEO and president took the helm of the real estate brokerage 13 years ago, this month. He talks to Inman about the ups and downs.

Zillow breaks into lead referral business

The new pilot program, which launches in Florida under Premier Broker, will allow brokerages to generate leads with no upfront costs.

As Hurricane Florence approaches, Realtors are bracing for impact

The Category 4 storm prompted a mandatory evacuation order for Hatteras Island, where Realtor Suzie Scholten lives, beginning at noon on Monday, and the order will extend to the rest of Dare County at 7 a.m. Tuesday, but whether Scholten leaves will de…